9 high-tech gift ideas for the cannabis users in your life • TechCrunch

Slowly however absolutely, state by state, the U.S. is turning into extra cannabis-friendly. Because the variety of states the place weed is legalized (or not less than decriminalized) grows, so too does the variety of firms constructing wonderful merchandise for hashish customers.

Bought a good friend who partokes and lives someplace cool about it? Why not improve their expertise with some fancy cannabis-focused tech this vacation season? The next presents signify a spread of merchandise from startups, makers, and housegood firms trying to interrupt into the huge market.

There’s one thing right here for everybody — from consumption units to storage containers to espresso desk objects. None of those match the invoice? Give a pre-roll. Everybody loves an excellent pre-roll.

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DynaVaps are my go-to. They’re pocketable and produce a terrific cloud of vapor. Consider it as a one-hitter vape with a thermometer. First warmth the tip with a torch or induction heater; the cap will click on in about 3 to five seconds, notifying the consumer that the herb is on the proper temperature and able to hit. The hashish lasts about three to 4 cycles. Because the cap protects the bottom flower from the flame, there’s no combustion or smoke — simply vapor — and little or no odor.

DynaVap vaporizers are CNC machined within the firm’s DeForest, Wisconsin, facility. George Breiwa began the corporate in 2015 and presently employs round 40 individuals. The corporate sells a number of variations of the little metallic vape, beginning with the $50 “B” and ending with the $220 titanium Omni.

Phrase of warning: I’ve given loads of DynaVaps to associates, and I’ve discovered individuals both find it irresistible or hate it. It takes a little bit of observe to get an excellent cloud.

Puffco Proxy

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Puffco has lengthy led the market with revolutionary hashish vaporizers. The Puffco Peak Professional is well among the best e-rigs accessible, and the corporate simply unveiled a brand new vape referred to as the Proxy. It affords the perfect of the Peak Professional and might be constructed into varied type elements.

Don’t be distracted by the stunning pipe. That’s only a piece of glass. The Proxy slides into the glass piece. Consider the Proxy as a modular dabbing rig, capable of match into any type issue made for the unit. Bubbler? Certain. Glass beaker? Yep. Pipe? Clearly.

The $299 self-contained rig is concerning the measurement of a taller D-cell battery. Inside is identical heating aspect discovered within the firm’s different flagship product, the Peak Professional. The battery might be recharged over USB-C, and the unit comes preprogrammed with 4 totally different warmth ranges.

Hitoki Saber

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Get this: The Hitoki Saber makes use of a high-powered laser to gentle a bowl. It’s not low-cost, but it surely’s a terrific (and enjoyable) different to butane lighters. Simply hit the button, and a laser shoots right into a packed bowl. Better of all, with the precise adapter it really works with any glass piece. Additionally better of all, lasers.

The Saber is the second system from Hitoki, which debuted its laser system with the all-in-one Trident rig. The Trident is way bigger than the Saber however options an built-in water chamber and mouthpiece.

Lighting your pot with lasers isn’t an inexpensive answer. Each of the Hitoki merchandise carry hefty costs: The Saber prices $359, and the Trident is $499.(opens in a brand new window)



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KushKards are nice. As I stated above, for those who don’t have the rest for the stoner in your life, give them a pre-roll. In order for you that pre-roll to look further particular, tuck it in a KushKard.

Every of those intelligent greeting playing cards has a particular spot meant to carry a pre-roll and is designed round cute one-liners like “joint to the world” or “gentle up the vacations.”

The playing cards begin at $7 and embrace the choice to bundle a holiday-themed one-hitter.

Houseplant Automobile Lighter

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Seth Rogen’s weed model makes and sells terrific hashish merchandise. The very best one? It’s the Automobile Lighter. It’s a enjoyable repurposing of the basic, pop-out automotive lighter all of us burned our thumbs on as children, now housed in a hefty block that’s excellent for a espresso desk. Simply push the lighter down — just a few seconds later, it’ll pop up able to gentle your subsequent joint.

The Automobile Lighter is made out of marble and is accessible in two colours: inexperienced and grey. At $280, it’s a little bit of a press release piece.

Inexperienced: A Subject Information to Marijuana


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Inexperienced: A Subject Information to Marijuana is a beautiful espresso desk guide full of stunning footage of basic strains. It’s marketed as a go-to information, however for me, it’s a beautiful guide to flip by means of throughout a chill smoking session. You’ll study concerning the lineage, taste, and results produced by 170 marijuana strains. And the images is outstanding!

For the aspiring weed grower in your life, go for this guide as a substitute. Written by Ed Rosenthal (he’s an enormous deal), the Marijuana Grower’s Handbook is an all-in-one supply for turning a seed right into a bountiful harvest.

Storz & Bickel Mighty+

Storz & Bickel Mighty+

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That is the perfect vaporizer accessible. It’s dependable, can cook dinner loads of herb, and produces a few of the greatest vapor from any system. Certain, there are drawbacks — together with its massive measurement and $399 value — but it surely’s price it.

Storz & Bickel launched the unique in 2014 and launched an up to date model in October 2021. The brand new Mighty+ options faster heat-up time, USB-C recharging and a ceramic filling chamber that’s a lot simpler to maintain clear than the chamber within the unique.

A fast tip: The Mighty+ options orange arrow buttons, whereas the unique’s are grey. You need the brand new one.

Markus Storz began engaged on a natural vaporizer in 1996, and in 2002 Jürgen Bickel joined the board, forming Storz & Bickel. The corporate nonetheless sells its unique, groundbreaking system, the Volcano, and a number of other inexpensive merchandise. The corporate relies in Germany, the place its vaporizers carry medical system certifications. In 2018, Canadian hashish big Cover Progress acquired Storz & Bickel. Jürgen Bickel stays on the firm and runs the day-to-day operations.

Need one thing smaller? The Artful+ is cheaper and smaller however nonetheless packs a lot of the identical energy because the Mighty+.

Storage Containers

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It’s 2022. Don’t retailer your bud in a plastic baggie. A correct container will higher protect your inexperienced, and also you’ve acquired numerous choices.

The Libbey BudShield isn’t delicate however contains a good-looking exterior and an-all glass building: $35 for 3.

The Staze contains a distinctive design with a smell-proof design and a built-in hermetic vacuum sealer: $18.

The Larger Requirements Mason Jar is, nicely, an upgraded mason jar. The 8 oz jar is child-resistant, made in America, and contains a Larger Requirements-branded koozie made out of 100% silicone that wraps the jar: $30.

Jonathan Adler sells fashionable home items; in 2022 few merchandise are extra fashionable than weed. The houseware firm has a line of storage containers which might be clearly designed to be displayed, together with this beautiful porcelain canister with a large, hand-painted Weed label: $30.

Want to cover your stash? There are numerous diversion storage containers on Amazon and Etsy. This Barbasol model is my favourite: $18.99.

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(Faux) Pot Plant

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Give a Pot Plant this vacation. However not an actual one. These are pretend crops designed to be displayed. They arrive in quite a lot of sizes and pretend strains. The Clone (smallest choice) stands 10 inches tall and prices $30. It’s delicate as a result of, like an precise clone, the plastic plant is feigning to be in a state that doesn’t characteristic any buds but.

The Teen plant is 16 inches tall and options a few small buds. The Grownup is 22 inches with just a few faux-growing buds on its major cola. The $165, 36-inch tall Mom Pot Plant is a monster pretend plant with frosty buds rising all through the plant.

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